Thursday, January 31, 2013
Top 25 Capsules
DURHAM, N.C. -- Tricia Liston scored 17 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and No. 5 Duke used a huge run early in the second half to rout Miami 82-43 on Thursday night.
Miami led 33-31 following a layup from Shawnice Wilson with 18:17 left before the Blue Devils scored 20 straight points coming from five different players. Williams hit two free throws with 12:14 left but that's as close as Miami got.
Alexis Jones had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (19-1, 9-0 ACC). Elizabeth Williams added 12 points and Haley Peters 10 to give the Blue Devils five in double figures.
Krystal Saunders scored 15 points to lead Miami (14-7, 5-5). Wilson added eight points and eight rebounds.
WISCONSIN 63, No. 7 PENN STATE 61
MADISON, Wis. -- Morgan Paige scored a career-high 33 points to lead Wisconsin to an upset over Penn State.
Tiera Stephens scored the game-winner on a putback with 5 seconds left to end the Nittany Lions' 12-game winning streak.
Stephens scored five points and had 11 rebounds and Jacki Gulczynski added 16 for Wisconsin (10-11, 2-6 Big Ten). The victory against a ranked opponent was the Badgers' first since a 48-45 win against Michigan State on January 14, 2010.
Maggie Lucas scored 18 points and Mia Nickson added 11 for Penn State (17-3, 7-1).
The Badgers came into the game having lost seven of their last eight games.
The Lady Lions routed the Badgers 84-40 at home two weeks ago for their most lopsided victory since 2001.
No. 9 TENNESSEE 88, MISSISSIPPI STATE 45
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Kamiko Williams scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds in her first start of the season Thursday as Tennessee routed Mississippi State for its 10th win in its last 11 games.
Williams started in place of injured center Isabelle Harrison, who will undergo surgery Friday on her left knee. The senior guard had six assists and six steals to go along with her double-double.
Meighan Simmons scored 21 points, Taber Spani added 15 points and Bashaara Graves had 10 points as the Lady Vols (17-4, 8-0 SEC) led from start to finish. Martha Alwal had 16 points and nine rebounds for Mississippi State (9-12, 1-7), which has never beaten Tennessee in 34 attempts.
Tennessee forward Cierra Burdick returned to action Thursday after missing eight games with a broken right hand. Burdick, normally a starter, had four points and five rebounds off the bench.
No. 13 GEORGIA 65, ALABAMA 59
ATHENS, Ga. -- Khaalidah Miller scored 11 points off the bench as Georgia held off Alabama.
Jasmine Hassell added 10 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs (18-3, 6-2), who won for the 850th time in program history, becoming just the 10th Division I school to reach the mark.
The Crimson Tide (12-9, 2-6) went scoreless for the first 3½ minutes, and after the teams exchanged baskets for the ensuing 10 minutes, Georgia went on an 8-0 run to take a 20-11 lead.
Hassell's jumper and Griffin's 3-pointer in the final minute put Georgia ahead 32-25 at halftime.
The win was Georgia's 23rd straight against Alabama dating back to 1998, and marked the 895th victory for Georgia coach Andy Landers.
Freshman Merritt Hempe made her first SEC start for Georgia and tallied nine points with three rebounds and a steal.
No. 11 NORTH CAROLINA 72, No. 20 FLORIDA STATE 62
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and Waltiea Rolle added 18 and 10 rebounds as North Carolina held off Florida State, giving coach Sylvia Hatchell her 899th win.
The Tar Heels (20-2, 8-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) reached 20 wins before the end of January for the first time since 2006-07.
North Carolina led by 19 in the first half, thanks to 14 points by Rolle. But the Seminoles (17-4, 7-3) held the Tar Heels scoreless the final 4:01 leading into intermission, then climbed back to take their first lead of the game at 53-52 with 9:01 remaining.
North Carolina answered with a 10-2 run. After a 3-pointer by Florida State's Alex Deluzio, McDaniel made back-to-back jumpers and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt sank two free throws with 2:15 remaining.
Leonor Rodriguez scored 18 points and Deluzio 16 for the Seminoles, who saw their five-game winning streak end.
No. 14 PURDUE 59, INDIANA 42
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sam Ostarello had 14 points and 10 rebounds Thursday night to lead Purdue to a win over Indiana.
KK Houser and April Wilson scored 12 points apiece for the Boilermakers (18-3, 7-1 Big Ten). Taylor Manuel added 11 points for Purdue, which held a 45-30 rebounding edge.
Linda Rubene scored 13 points and Aulani Sinclair scored 11 for Indiana (10-11, 1-7). Rubene and Sinclair each had a team-high six rebounds. The Hoosiers have dropped six straight.
The Boilermakers never trailed and opened up a quick 12-2 lead, but Indiana tied the game three times late in the first half, the last at 26 before Purdue scored the last six points of the half.
Purdue holds a 50-25 edge in the all-time series.
No. 16 TEXAS A&M 60, VANDERBILT 52
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Courtney Walker scored 20 points to lead Texas A&M to a victory over Vanderbilt.
Walker, a freshman, was 10 for 13 from the field in matching her season high in points as the Aggies (17-5, 7-1) tied No. 8 Kentucky for second place in the Southeastern Conference.
Texas A&M trailed 27-24 at halftime, but had two 10-0 runs in the second half to win its fifth straight game overall and 11th in a row at home.
Walker was the only Aggie to score in double figures, but Kelsey Bone had eight points, nine rebounds and four assists.
Christina Foggie had 17 points to lead Vanderbilt, and Tiffany Clarke had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Commodores (14-7, 4-4).
The teams met for the first time since 1997.
ILLINOIS 74, No. 24 IOWA 62
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Karisma Penn scored 18 points, Adrienne GodBold and Amber Moore added 17 apiece, and Illinois closed with a 14-2 run over the final 5:11 to knock off Iowa.
Penn pulled down eight rebounds for the Illini (12-8, 5-3 Big Ten), whose last victory over Iowa in Champaign was Feb. 9, 2003. Ivory Crawford chipped in 14 points to help Illinois surpass its win total from the 2011-12 season.
Samantha Logic had 13 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Hawkeyes (16-6, 5-3) but also committed eight of Iowa's 27 turnovers. Illinois converted those turnovers into 30 points.
What had been a back-and-forth game swung the Illini's way after Iowa's Jaime Printy tied it at 60 with a layup with 5:31 to go. The Hawkeyes wouldn't score again until Kayla Timmerman's jumper with 13 seconds left, after Illinois had reeled off 14 unanswered points.
No. 25 DELAWARE 70, GEORGIA STATE 38
ATLANTA -- Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and Delaware won its 12th consecutive game beating Georgia State.
The Blue Hens (17-3, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association) won their 27th straight regular-season conference game.
Delle Donne scored 19 of her points in the first half, almost matching the first-half total for the Panthers (10-9, 2-6), as Delaware opened a 40-21 lead. The All-America forward, who hit 9 of 19 shots from the field, played just 8 minutes in the second half.
The Blue Hens dominated the boards, holding a 48-23 rebounding advantage, but Georgia State's Cody Paulk did her best to provide an inside presence for her team. The Panthers' career leader in blocked shots swatted away six, and she also had 13 points and seven rebounds.
Akeema Richards added 10 points and Danielle Parker 10 rebounds for the Blue Hens.